Local officials say prescription drug abuse is increasing among young people. To help address the problem, the CCSD Police Department held a “Pill Take Back Day” on Saturday, July 26, at Sierra Vista High School. At the event, 200 pounds of medications were turned in, the highest amount of any of the collections the department has held. Since the start of the year, the CCSD Police Department has received and taken more than 500 pounds of medications out of circulation.
MGM Resorts International presents the 2014 Educators Appreciation Day and Back to School Fair on Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Mirage Grand Ballroom. Teachers can learn about educational opportunities, such as field trips, guest speakers and curriculum enhancement as well as various community resources available to students and families. Teachers also will have the opportunity to obtain free back to school supplies and enter to win prizes. Teachers must show CCSD...More
The next School Matters will air Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. on Vegas PBS, Ch. 10. Hosted by Nate Tannenbaum (pictured), the show will feature a panel consisting of Trustee Patrice Tew, Trustee Deanna L. Wright, Superintendent Pat Skorkowsky and Chief Innovation and Productivity Officer Jhone Ebert. The half-hour program will focus on back-to-school, with CCSD classes set to resume Monday, Aug. 25. To submit your questions for the Aug. 21 School Matters, go to
Parents are invited to register early for Henderson's 2014-2015 Safekey and Teen Scene programs. Safekey and Teen Scene are before- and after-school recreational enrichment programs hosted by the City of Henderson at all public elementary and middle schools in Henderson. Other local municipalities also offer Safekey programs. For more information, call (702) 267-4100.
The Southern Nevada Health District (SNHD) is urging parents to beat the back-to-school rush by bringing their pre-schoolers, kindergartners and seventh-graders for mandatory vaccinations at one of its public health centers. The SNHD said, "Summer is an excellent time to review immunization records for both parents and children in order to ensure vaccinations are up to date for everyone, including the DTaP vaccine for children and the Tdap booster for adolescents and adults, both protect...More
Amid rising summer temperatures, HELP of Southern Nevada is collecting bottled water for homeless families. Donations can be dropped off at any Las Vegas area Whole Foods Market through Aug. 31. The water will be collected on a regular basis and distributed to those in need.
On Aug. 4, the City of Las Vegas will begin accepting registrations for its Safekey programs for the 2014-15 school year. For more information, visit https://recreation.lasvegasnevada.gov or call (702) 229-3399. The City of Las Vegas is one of several municipalities that offer Safekey programs at CCSD schools during the school year.
Sierra Vista High School will hold its Freshman Barbecue for incoming freshmen on Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014 from noon to 2 p.m. For more information, call (702) 799-6820.
Working in conjunction with CCSD, Paralympic Sports Club Las Vegas is a program designed for children and adults with physical disabilities. It offers sports training and competitions throughout southern Nevada. For more information, call (702) 229-4796.
The Nevada Department of Education is accepting applications from members of the general public who are interested in being considered for appointment to a team that will review the state’s educator preparation programs. The review team will be appointed by the Nevada State Board of Education at its next meeting on Aug. 14. The review team must include:
- One representative from a public educational institution in Nevada which offers a course of study and training for the education...